Garlic Balsamic Mushrooms Recipe | The Recipe Critic

Garlic Balsamic Mushrooms Recipe | The Recipe Critic

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The depth of flavors in these garlic balsamic mushrooms is next level! Sauteed mushrooms are coated in a sweet balsamic sauce loaded with herbs. It’s a simple and impressive side dish that only takes minutes to prepare.

If you are a fan of mushrooms, you’ll want to check out these slow cooker beef tips, my creamy parmesan mushroom chicken, or the yummiest smothered pork chops!

Top view of garlic balsamic mushrooms in a skillet with a wood serving spoon.

Reasons You’ll Love These Mushrooms

  • Bursting With Flavor: These garlic balsamic mushrooms are unique and have an explosion of flavors! The balsamic vinegar adds depth and takes sauteed mushrooms to the next level.
  • Easy: An easy one-skillet side dish that comes together quickly!
  • Impressive: The addition of fresh herbs, vinegar, onions, and brown sugar elevates this recipe and it turns into a beautiful side dish.

Garlic Balsamic Mushrooms

These saucy garlic balsamic mushrooms are irresistible! It starts with tender mushrooms sauteed in garlic and onion. Then comes the sauce! It’s a combination of soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and brown sugar that creates a perfect ‘umami’ flavor! The addition of fresh herbs just takes these mushrooms over the top! The mushrooms are tender and golden on the outside and coated in the tastiest sauce. I guarentee these garlic balsamic mushrooms will have you doing a happy dance! They are the perfect side dish to complete any meal.

Mushrooms elevate any recipe and add fantastic texture! You have to make my French onion pasta, this rice, or my mushroom gravy. You’ll see exactly what I’m talking about!

Ingredients Needed

This garlic balsamic mushrooms recipe is extremely easy and you most likely have the ingredients on hand! Just grab some mushrooms at the store and you’re good to go. Follow the recipe card below for exact amounts!

Mushrooms

  • Butter: Melt the butter to add flavor as you sautee the mushrooms.
  • Olive Oil: To sautee the vegetables.
  • Baby Bella Mushrooms: Clean the mushrooms well before using! You can use any button mushrooms for this recipe or regular-sized mushrooms cut in half. 
  • Garlic: Fresh minced garlic is a must for maximum flavor!
  • Onion: I like to mince the onions small so the mushrooms shine in this recipe.

Sauce

  • Balsamic Vinegar: The star of the sauce!
  • Soy Sauce: Use low-sodium if you prefer.
  • Parsley and Rosemary: Fresh minced herbs add flavor and color!
  • Brown Sugar: A little brown sugar sweetens the sauce perfectly.
Ingredients labeled to cook the mushrooms.
Ingredients labeled to make the sauce.

Let’s Make Garlic Balsamic Mushrooms!

This recipe is incredibly simple to make! Sautee the mushrooms, make the sauce, and combine them in a saucepan. You’ll have a delicious side dish in no time because it comes together quickly!

  1. Saute the Mushrooms, Onions, and Garlic: First, heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the mushrooms, garlic, and onion. Saute everything together for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Make the Sauce: While the mushrooms are sauteing, make the sauce. Add the sauce ingredients to a small bowl then whisk to combine.
  3. Pour the Sauce Over the Mushroom Mixture: Last, pour the sauce over the mushrooms and toss to coat. Continue to cook for another few minutes until everything is coated well, allowing the sauce to cook down just a bit.
  4. Serve: Remove from heat and then serve with additional parsley for garnish.

Tips and Variations

Follow my tips and ideas below for making these easy garlic balsamic mushrooms even tastier! Because everyone loves a good side dish that’s different and unique.

  • Cooking Tips: The trick to cooking whole mushrooms is to cook them on high heat without moving them around too much in the first few minutes. Because this way they sautee in the pan and won’t get soggy.
  • Mushrooms: You can use any button mushrooms for this recipe instead. You can also use regular-sized mushrooms cut in half. You decide!
  • Garnish: For extra balsamic deliciousness, I like to drizzle the finished mushrooms with a balsamic glaze and fresh parsley!
  • Serving Ideas: Add them to mashed potatoes to jazz them up or add them as a side to steaks or chicken! Whenever I make these mushrooms it’s a good day, because everyone raves over them!

Close view of garlic balsamic mushrooms with a wood serving spoon.

Storing Leftover Garlic Balsamic Mushrooms

You’re going to hope you have leftovers because these mushrooms are the best! You can enjoy these bad boys for lunches or throughout the week.

  • In the Refrigerator: Store leftover mushrooms in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • To Reheat: Reheat leftovers in the microwave until warmed through. You can also reheat the mushrooms in a skillet over medium-high heat.

Close view of a fork poking mushrooms from the skillet.

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  • Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the mushrooms, garlic, and onion. Saute everything together for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • While the mushrooms are sauteing, make the sauce. Add the sauce ingredients to a small bowl then whisk to combine.

  • Pour the sauce over the mushrooms and toss to coat. Continue to cook another few minutes until everything is coated well in the sauce and has cooked down just a bit.

  • Remove from heat and serve with additional parsley for garnish.

Updated on May 09, 2024
Originally Posted on April 12, 2019

Calories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 206mgPotassium: 609mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 90IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.


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